Monday, June 7, 2010

It's My Birthday Week!

The biggest week of the year is here (well, at least in my book!). I am so excited! Actually I'm glad I'm writing this now and I'm sorry I haven't updated sooner, but the blogging site was down and I couldn't log in yesterday at all to write. Boo. I'm here now though.

I almost feel as overwhelmed as I do the day I found out I had cancer with all the support, etc. Today I got home and checked my mailbox and I had FOURTEEN birthday cards in there. WOW. I have never received that many cards especially at one time...I think I maybe get 14 total Christmas cards. It's not even my birthday yet either. I truly am blessed to have so many people out there that care about me. It's so unbelievable. Thank you to everyone. :)

How am I feeling? Finally like a human again. I have (I-hope-they-go-fast) 9 more days of feeling good before I embark on my final treatment. I know it will be here before I know it.

I went out on the town on Saturday night for the first time on a Saturday since 2009 (and I'm not kidding.) I wore my wig and Aimee and I had the best time laughing at people that didn't recognize me because I had hair. Sooooo funny. I had a good time, even though I stayed sober. It was just nice to be out and socialize.

It's been hotter than you know what here these past 2 days. It didn't bother me yesterday because I ventured outside once and that was at 11am and then today I was indoors at work so I didn't feel it too bad...but it's been over 110. Yikes-a-roni. It's supposed to cool down this weekend so that's nice. I guess they were getting us ready for what's to come. It's summa summa summatime.

I found out that yet someone else I know was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She is only 31 years old. She has a fight ahead of her, but from what I can tell she is as positive as positive can be. That truly is the only way to be. Fight girl, fight.

I got an email newsletter the other day with some interesting facts in it that I would like to share.

The Top 5 Vitamins that Protect Against Cancer:

Beta Carotene (found in carrots, kale, sweet potatoes and spinach.)
Vitamin B6 (found in carrots, apples, organ meats, bananas, leafy green vegetables, and sweet potatoes)
Vitamin C
Folic Acid (found in beets, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, citrus fruits, and most types of fish)
Vitamin E (eggs, wheat germ, liver, unrefined vegetable oils, and dark green vegetables)

And, here is your Anti-Cancer Grocery List:

Vegetables

Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Carrots
Kale
Mushrooms: shiitake, maitake, reishi, Agaricus blazei Murill, and Coriolus Versicolor
Seaweed and other sea vegetables
Sweet potatoes

Fruit
Avocados
Chili peppers
Figs
Grapefruits
Grapes
Oranges and lemons
Papayas
Raspberries
Tomatoes

Seeds & Nuts
Flax
Nuts

Herbs & Spices
Garlic
Rosemary
Tapioca
Tumeric

Beverages
Red wine
Soy products
Green tea and black tea

Just eat and drink all this goodness and reduce your chances of getting the big C. You all know you don't want to go through what I'm going thru. :)

So that my friends is the latest. I hope you all had a great weekend and hope this week is a good one as well. I of course will be having the best week of my life...I just know it. And, I owe thanks to all of you for making it happen. You all mean the world to me. Thank you thank you thank you.


Till later...

Love, The Almost Birthday Girl

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